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that michael loftuss, a fellow, and angela sheldon, a senator of senator hatch, be allowed privileges on the floor during debate and votes on senate s. 47. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. cornyn: mr. president, i come to the floor to respond to some of the debate on the violence against women act reauthorization which i believe misstate the law and the content of the underlying bill, specifically as it relates to tribal court jurisdiction. first of all, i start from the premise that tribal courts should be able to prosecute domestic violence cases that occur on tribal lands involving tribal members, and the question is under what procedure, what practice is it appropriate for them to attain jurisdiction over nontribal members who commit these acts of domestic violence who they wish to prosecute in tribal courts. i'm not here to question the integrity of the tribal court system for tribe members. the only question on the table is whether tribal courts under the law that applies to these tribal courts, is required to protect the constitutional rights of nontribe members wh
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